The mental hygiene deals with the human welfare which is related to health psychology which is devoted to the understanding psychological influences on how people stay healthy, why they become ill, and how they respond when they are ill.
The Mental Hygiene Focuses
How to develop psychologically positive minded person
1. To preserve positive mentality,
2. To discover techniques to keep a person healthy or to help those who are mentally ill.
Factors Affecting the Mental Health of Students and Teachers
There are many reasons behind mental health or illness. But the most important factors affecting mental health of students as well as teachers are below:
1. Physical Health
A person if physically ill, or has any medical problem will definitely feel metal pressure. That illness or the basis of its severity affects the mental health of a person.
2. Personal and Family Problems
A person’s mental health gets affected negatively and positively depending upon family related issues. If a family situation is free of any problem, so a person will feel good and will focus on the assigned task well without any worry.
3. Inferiority Complex
It is related to psychology where a person may be capable of ding well but due to this problem his mental health gets affected negatively. Those who overcome this problem quick as possible they get better mental health and focus on their activities which produce good results.
4. A person’s Self Perception
Self perception may relate to various sub factors like he or she may feel to be unattractive, to be feeling emotional immaturity, may be worried about bad public relations. Etc. When these issues are removed the mental health will get improved.
It may include peer group, neighborhood or home. If a student gets bad social environment definitely his or her mind will get affected negatively. In order to bring the positive change in the students’ better environment should be provided to them.
Poverty can also be a cause that pressurizes a person behavior. When the basic needs are not satisfied that create frustration and worries. So in order to cure this issue basic needs should be provided to the students and teachers as well.
7. School Factors
School may bring negative or positive impacts on the behavior of the students. It is therefore, essential that school should create such environment where mental health gets improved.
8. Watching or Reading Media
Useless and unimportant reading of literature or viewing news can bring negative impacts on the mental health of the students.
9. Television and Movies
Watching movies which are full of violence or other unethical practices can also bring negative impact.
10. Not Practicing Basic Religious Activities
Being Muslims we should practice basic religious duties. Those for example do not offer Namaz (Salah) experience tension and worries.